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Can I sue my place of work because of sexual harassment?

Eugene, OR |

The people I work with are women and would ask me questions about my sex life and watch porn in the back room when I was working. They would bully and taunt me, in trying go get me to answer their questions about my private life. They also insinuated that my mom and boyfriend were having a relationship because my mom drove him to my work and he gave me a smoothie. They also would text me questions about my sex life, like "what is my favorite sex position." I would never respond.

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  1. I'm sorry that you have had to endure such an environment. Be sure to follow the policies provided by your company to report such issues. Failure to follow the policies provided by the company could bar a future suit. Depending on the size of the company, the policies may be online or have been provided to you in an employee handbook. The smaller the company, the less likely that a policy exists. You can ask your supervisor for a copy. If the supervisor is part of the problem, then your may wish to contact that persons superior. Once you find the policy, review it carefully. You may wish to contact an employment attorney in your area to assist you. If you follow the policy and the harassment or hostile environment continues, you may wish to contact an employment attorney for assistance.

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